Long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) has plenty of pull in his North Carolina district, but when he commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate. Their choice? Naive Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis, who’s actually from North Carolina), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, the bumbling, humble Marty appears unable to take on Brady, but through the his benefactors’ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections he finds himself neck and neck with the charismatic Cam.
The Campaign, from Meet the Parents director Jay Roach, takes on today’s political circus and pushes it to comic extremes. Roach brought in plenty of comic faces for this one, from Jason Sudeikis and John Lithgow to Dan Aykroyd and Brian Cox.
The political circus gets rolling on August 10.